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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Russell Beale ... Winston Churchill
Clive Brunt ... Pte Alf Tombs
Phil Cornwell ... Harry Noakes
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Lt Jimmy Langley
Ricci Harnett ... Guardsman Desmond Thorogood
Nicholas Jones ... Maj Angus McCorquodale
Michael Legge ... LCpl Wilf Saunders
James Loye James Loye ... Sub Lt David Mellis RN
Kevin McNally ... Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)
Roland Manookian ... Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle Alex Noodle ... Lukie Osborne
Adrian Rawlins ... Capt Bill Tennant RN
Rick Warden ... Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell Ben Abell ... Cpl Gill
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

ダンケルク See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Clement Attlee is played by his real-life grandson, Richard Attlee. See more »

Goofs

Although a major-general at the time, Alexander wears full general's rank insignia. See more »

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Featured in History Buffs: Dunkirk (2018) See more »

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TV historical docudrama
17 March 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is a documentary of the Dunkirk evacuation over 10 days in the summer of 1940. The British Expeditionary Force is trapped against the coast along with French and other Allies. It is purported to be accurate. There are the shakey cam recreations intersperced with some old footage. There are recognizable actors. It's quite straight forward in its telling. After watching Nolan's Dunkirk recently, this is a good companion piece. It has some more information and the rear guard action that is missing from Nolan's movie. There are compelling real historical figures. It's solid work for TV doc that is compelling to watch all the way to the end.


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